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Nearly Two Billion People Depend on Imported Food

  • 21 Apr 13:19

The Earth's capacity to feed its growing population is limited - and unevenly distributed. An increase in cultivated land and the use of more efficient production technology are partly buffering the problem, but in many areas it is instead solved by increasing food imports. For the first time, researchers at Finland's Aalto University have been able to show a broad connection between resource scarcity, population pressure, and food imports, in a study published inEarth's Future. "Although this has been a topic of global discussion for a long time, previous research has not been able to demonstrate a clear connection between resource scarcity and. Read more...